Comediennes and Comedians

Recent additions include Patsy Kelly. Coming soon: Lucille Ball, Huntz Hall, Percy Kilbride, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, ZaSu Pitts, Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson, Wheeler and Woolsey, the Ritz Brothers, the Three Stooges, and Thelma Todd.

Visit the Bud Abbott and Lou Costello page at Brian's Drive-In Theater One of the best comedy teams ever, Abbott and Costello starred in many 1940s and 1950s comedies, including Hold that Ghost and The Naughty Nineties. Visit the Eve Arden page at Brian's Drive-In Theater Eve Arden brought glamour and sophisitication to B comedies in the 1930s and 1940s. Later, she starred on the TV sitcom Our Miss Brooks.
Visit the Arthur Lake and Penny Singleton page at Brian's Drive-In Theater Arthur Lake and Penny Singleton portrayed the comic strip favorites Dagwood and Blondie in Columbia Pictures' Blondie series of films produced from 1938 through 1950. Visit the Judy Canova page at Brian's Drive-In Theater Judy Canova was dubbed the "Queen of Corn" in the 1940s for the hillbilly brand of humor she used in such films as Scatterbrain and Joan of Ozark.
Visit the Robert Cummings page at Brian's Drive-In Theater Robert Cummings acted in many comedy films but is best remembered for his TV situation comedy The Bob Cummings Show, aka Love That Bob. Visit the Joan Davis page at Brian's Drive-In Theater Joan Davis started in vaudeville, milking laughs even from old routines. A star in 1940s films, she moved to television in the 1950s with her series I Married Joan.
Visit the Shirley Eaton page at Brian's Drive-In Theater Shirley Eaton, best known for her role in Goldfinger, starred in many terrific 1950s and 1960s comedies such as Eight on the Lam and Nearly a Nasty Accident. Visit the Patsy Kelly page at Brian's Drive-In Theater Patsy Kelly honed her act in vaudeville before going to Hollywood in the 1930s to star in Hal Roach comedies. Late in her career, she acted in such Disney comedies as Freaky Friday.
Visit the Richard Long page at Brian's Drive-In Theater Richard Long got his start in the Ma and Pa Kettle series of films and acted in other comedies as well, including Back at the Front and Follow the Boys. Visit the Marjorie Main page at Brian's Drive-In Theater Marjorie Main is best known for her title role in the Ma and Pa Kettle series of films. Like other comediennes of her era, Main started her career in vaudeville.
Visit the Nat Pendleton page at Brian's Drive-In Theater Nat Pendleton proved to be an adept comedic foil in the number of films in the 1930s and 1940s. Visit the Ann Sheridan page at Brian's Drive-In Theater Warner Bros. contract player Ann Sheridan starred in many comedies during her 30-year career, including I Was a Male War Bride.
Visit the Elke Sommer page at Brian's Drive-In Theater Elke Sommer has acted in numerous comedies such as Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!, A Shot in the Dark, and Carry on Behind since the 1960s. Visit the Gale Storm page at Brian's Drive-In Theater Gale Storm acted in many comedies and musicals at Monogram in the 1940s before moving to television in the 1950s as My Little Margie.
Visit the Pamela Tiffin page at Brian's Drive-In Theater Pamela Tiffin starred in several 1960s comedies, including One, Two Three and The Hallelujah Trail, before moving on to sexy European comedies. Visit the Lupe Velez page at Brian's Drive-In Theater Lupe Velez is best known for her Mexican Spitfire series of comedies produced by RKO and started her film career in Hal Roach comedy shorts in the 1920s.

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The Ritz Brothers, Patsy Kelly, Lionel Atwill, and Bela Lugosi
starring in the comedy The Gorilla (1939)
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This page premiered October 29, 2002.
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